Be Strong and Stand Firm

In Ephesians 6, the Apostle Paul reminds us that we live in a broken world.

He points out that our struggles are not with the people here on this earth but with the powers of darkness in the heavenly realms.

The human nature in us wants to fix things, yet as hard as we may try, we can’t fix our broken world. Paul doesn’t even suggest we try. Instead, he tells us to be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

Paul tells us to stand firm.

It is easy to become anxious when we see spiritual battles taking place around us, yet we don’t have to worry. Paul reminds us that we have received the gospel of peace. We are protected by God’s truth and His righteousness. Our Heavenly Father offers us full body armour through faith and knowing His Word.

Paul then reminds us to be alert, to pray in the Spirit, and to keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. He further asks the Ephesians to pray specifically for Him - that God would give him the words to speak so he might fearlessly preach and make known the mystery of the gospel.

We often ask you to pray for our workers and mission partners. So, today I want to thank you for your faithfulness in prayer, and to share with you one amazing story. 

On Easter Sunday, one of our workers in Central Asia presented the gospel to the young people they had been mentoring. All five of them decided to follow Jesus! 

Praise God! Please pray that these new believers would grow strong and stand firm in their faith. 

And please know that here at Reach Beyond we often pray for our supporters too. We pray that the Lord will be with you wherever you are. We pray that God will fill you with peace as you walk with Him every day.

We pray that God will help you be strong in your faith and stand firm.

To send us a specific prayer request today, email or write to us at this address:

Reach Beyond 
131 Grattan Road
West Yorkshire

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